Lie To Me: A Fast-paced Psychological Thriller by J.t. EllisonLie To Me: A Fast-paced Psychological Thriller by J.t. Ellison

Lie To Me: A Fast-paced Psychological Thriller

byJ.t. Ellison

Paperback | September 5, 2017

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Domestic noir at its best. Readers will devour this stunning page-turner about the disintegration of a marriage as grief, jealousy, betrayal and murder destroy the facade of the perfect literary couple. New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison takes her exceptional writing to a new level with this breakout novel. 

They built a life on lies 

Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her. 

Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair. As the police investigate, the lies the couple have been spinning for years quickly unravel. Is Ethan a killer? Is he being set up? Did Sutton hate him enough to kill the child she never wanted and then herself? The path to the answers is full of twists that will leave the reader breathless.
J. T. Ellison received an undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and a master's degree from George Washington University. She was a presidential appointee and worked in The White House and the Department of Commerce before moving into the private sector. Her short stories have been widely published, including her awar...
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Title:Lie To Me: A Fast-paced Psychological ThrillerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.02 × 6.02 × 1.1 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:HarlequinLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0778330958

ISBN - 13:9780778330950

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Unknown Narrator Great book with a classic scenario...beloved wife has gone missing, is the husband to blame?? Ethan and Sutton are married, and have had their fair share of troubles over the years. Both successful authors, their creative personalities have been known to clash at times, but there is also an underlying passionate love. Ethan is therefore shocked one morning to find a note from his wife saying she has left and not to look for her. As more and more evidence comes to light indicating that Sutton may be dead, Ethan comes under intense scrutiny from police, media and friends/family over his potential guilt. Is she really dead? And if so, did Ethan kill her? I love the chapters with the unknown narrator; this provided me with a great deal of interest in finding out just who the “bad person” really was. I also love chapters with names instead of a numbers...I thought they were extremely well done here. Again with the tidy ending; there were some big issues that I didn’t think were resolved, but overall I was satisfied with the outcome. I really liked this book...I have also read No one Knows by this author, and I thought Lie to Me was much better. 4 stars
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book It reminded me of Gone Girl but was very fresh and exciting.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD!!!! I loved this book! fast-paced, intriguing and keeps you guessing. #Plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good Really does live up to it's category of "face-paced". Hold onto your pillow and gear up for a crazy ride! I absolutely loved everything about this book.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome read! Loved this book! Wasn't sure when I started if it would be too similar to Gone Girl but it wasnt! Was for sure a page turner! Very well written and the author knows how to keep a reader into it!
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! This book was definitely a page turner! For fans of Gone Girl and the like, this is a must read.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AMAZING never wanted to put it down, maybe a little bit predictable at times but it was a great read
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! As I started to read, I felt that this book had the same story line as Gone Girl, however, it ended up taking turns that distinguished it from any other novel. Still a really enjoyable read!
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it - until the end. I could not put this book down from the minute I started. It is quite long and I was flying through all the twists, dying to figure out how it would all end. Eventually it left me feeling disappointed and a little confused. The last few chapters had me shaking my head, then the last few paragraphs kind of ruined it for me. Still a very suspenseful page turner, and a pretty good overall story.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from On the fence I thought it was a face paced novel that had me racing to figure out the ending. Neither of the main characters were likeable but that really made the story so much better. I wasn't rooting for either of them to succeed because I felt like neither of them were trustworthy. I was questioning every part of the story because both characters lied so much it was hard to know when we were getting the trust and when we were getting a lie. I felt like right at the end when the action should have picked up since it was the climax, it dragged instead. Other than that it was a good story. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressed I wasn't expecting to love this, but it was truly amazing.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great thriller I really enjoyed this book. Reminded me of Gone Girl at the beginning. Lots of twists and turns. The final ending was unexpected but it is a great read.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favourite The book had so many amazing twists. It kept me interested throughout all the chapters and the story of Stutton and Ethan was intriguing. I could not stop turning the pages to read the next chapter and finished it within 2 days. If you love mystery and constant twists and turns, you will love this book. The ending was unexpected for me personally and I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great until the end I loved this book.... up until the last 30 pages. It’s funny how one twist ending can ruin 350+ pages of build-up. I was entranced with Ethan and Sutton’s web of lies and deceit. Their lives seemed tumultuous, as two semi-celebrity’s existences would. It seemed as if they were a couple out to hurt one another. After Sutton goes missing, the police as well as her friends turn their suspicions on Ethan - claiming that he was an abusive and manipulative partner. Detective Holly Graham entangles herself in the case which gets more and more complicated with every turn of the page. Eventually, fingers are pointed every which way and we discover the real story behind.. well, everything. Had it not been for the semi-predictable, altogether stupid ending, this would have been an easy 4 star rating. However, the ties the author made between the characters’ past and present made me shake my head.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lie To Me 1 Seemed a bit too much like Gone Girl, but I did like the twist at the end. I also liked how terrible the two main characters were.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from trash novel if you enjoy watching cheesy soap operas , then maybe this book is for you.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Good read from start to the end.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Thriller Full of secrets, lies, and betrayal, the perfect potion for a juicy read. All the twist in this book take you in directions you would never imagine. Overall it was entertaining, interesting, and a easy read with a shocking conclusion.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome loved this novel! read it from front to back with no stopping... great read!
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick read Really enjoyed this book. Quick pace. Reminded me of Gone Girl and The Girl on The Train. I recommend it if you enjoy thrillers/ mysteries
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome read A great diabolical psychological thriller within the genre of Girl on the Train and Gone Girl.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes You Think The story is told in two different parts: first part is Ethan's point of view, and part two is the wife, Sutton, point of view. As you read through, you will question who's telling the truth, who's lying, who's guilty, who's innocent. Just when you think something will happen, you get new information what makes you reevaluate the whole situation. Great read!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Similar to Gone Girl I found the first half of this book to be very similar to Gone Girl, it delves into the minds of both the husband and wife and you are certain that their marriage is not all that it seems to be, to each other and to outsiders. However the second half takes on a different direction, was totally not expecting the ending. I did find the ending wrapped up too quickly and was left with a few unanswered questions but overall it was a great twist and kept me guessing as to what was going on between this couple.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gone Girl with a twist I couldn't help imagining this book was going to be a copy of Gone Girl ... the first half of the book leads you to believe the plot is heading in that direction but there is a twist to this plotline which goes in a very different direction! Good, fast paced read. I do think the ending was wrapped up a little quickly and neatly however I recommend it for an intriguing read!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Domestic noir Lie to Me is New York Time best selling author J.T. Ellison's newest novel. This was a first read of this author for me. The publisher's blurbs describe Lie to Me as domestic noir and I think that's a pretty apt description. Ethan and Sutton are 'the' beautiful couple. Both have successfully published books, they own a gorgeous home and live the lifestyle they both want. And up front, that's what people see and believe. But, a series of tragedies and unfortunate events befall the couple - their young son dies, the words dry up for Ethan, Sutton is attacked online through social media, their finances take a dive and life behind closed doors takes a violent turn. Sutton decides enough is enough. She leaves a note for Ethan asking him not to look for her - and disappears. But has she voluntarily left or has Ethan killed her? Lie to Me opens with a puzzling prologue from an unknown author. It more than hints at dark deeds and destruction. This person appears in italicized entries throughout the book. I was sure I knew who was 'speaking', but was proven wrong. The first part of the book is from Ethan's viewpoint after Sutton goes missing. I have to say - he's a bit of an ***. More than a bit. His actions, thoughts and dialogue all made me dislike him intensely. Is it any wonder Sutton left? But Ellison toys with the reader. She planted enough alternatives and doubts in mind that I really had no idea if Sutton was gone or dead. Ellison employs one of my favourite writing devices, telling the story through a now and then technique. It was the 'then' chapters that had me believing I would know what was actually the truth. And......I was wrong. Part two belongs to Sutton's voice. Her take on things is very different from Ethan's. And my thoughts and conclusions changed again. There was no way to predict where the novel would go. IMO, the 'whodunit' must be taken with a few grains of salt, as I found it a bit far fetched. But, it was inventive and unpredictable and kept me guessing. I really liked the young female cop who investigates Sutton's disappearance. I wonder if Ellison would consider bringing her back in another book? Lie to Me was a fun porch read for me.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lie to Me I love standalone novels like this. This was a good one.
Date published: 2017-09-26

Editorial Reviews

"LIE TO ME brilliantly combines a domestic noir thriller with a searing portrait of two writers trapped in a web of lies, betrayals, and murder. Sharply written and masterfully plotted, full of hard truths about the creative life and modern marriage, Ellison has written her finest novel- a breakout page-turner certain to win her a wide audience." -Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of BLAME